This year, Eastern Massachusetts Pagan Pride Day’s schedule is as full as ever with exciting opportunities for pagans to learn about, celebrate, and devote themselves to their worship of the Earth as they see it. All faiths and ages are welcome. Some highlights include:*
- A magick circle ritual
- Keynote speaker Aepril Schaile, bellydancer, priestess to the Dark Goddess, performer, and Witch.
- A workshop with Jenna Greene to help you “connect with the faerie energy within and surrounding you.”
- A “roundtable discussion” for pagan parents. Brainstorm and share stories with other parents about raising your children in a society in which their religion is a minority.
- Entertainment by Kelliana. In a performance including guitar, Native American frame drum, and voice, she will sing her music to “bring to life the stories and sagas of the Gods and Goddesses” and “honor the Earth and the Ancestors.”
- Merchants galore! Kitchen Witches, candlemakers, concrete artists and more will sell you items ranging from herbal dog shampoo to magickal amulets to steampunk jewelry.
- An extensive children’s program, organized by the MoonPool coven. Children can make masks, wands, and corn dollies; enjoy facepainting and storytelling; participate in a parade and a coloring contest, and join a special child-oriented magick ritual. (Adults must accompany their children.)
- A raffle, with profits going to Pagan Pride Day.
Eastern Massachusetts Pagan Pride Day is from 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday, September 15 in Bradley Palmer State Park. Admission is a non-perishable contribution to the local food bank; monetary donations are gratefully accepted. See http://www.easternmasspaganpride.org for more information.